WACO (June 20, 2014)
Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo is joining in the first World Giraffe Day Saturday.
“The longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere seemed the most appropriate day to celebrate the tallest animal,” organizers said.
The celebration organized by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and its partners around the world is aimed at raising awareness of the challenges giraffes face in the wild, where only about 80,000 remain.
The zoo’s World Giraffe Day event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Treetops deck and the giraffe viewing area and will include games and activities.